Some wildlife photos

Mon, 2007-06-25 07:45 by Hans
You can see or read more here: 2007 travel report

Copyright © 2007 Hans-Georg Michna

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Lioness. Crocodiles


Tsetse fly attack south of Mzima Springs


Bats under the roof of Chyulu Gate, Tsavo West


Amboseli elephants


Kilimanjaro


Kenyan highland in morning fog, photographed from Limuru Road, looking west towards the edge of the Rift valley


Unhappy driver


Lions


Hyaenas


Serval. Ostriches

You can see or read more here: 2007 travel report

If you want to use any of the photos or have it in full resolution (usually 1,600 x 1,200 pixels), please contact the webmaster (me).

Copyright © 2007 Hans-Georg Michna

Absolutely Beautiful!

Sun, 2012-06-03 10:36 by 99L@n@J

Now that has brighten my day all those majestic creatures doing their on thing in their own way that's the way the world should be today.

Picture of Pearl

Fri, 2012-05-25 11:01 by Elephant2011

I managed to identify the fourth picture of the elephants: The elephant with displayed tusks curving sideways is Pearl, she is a beautiful member of the PA Family.

photos taken by Hans

Sat, 2007-08-04 15:21 by Herman

Herman PRAGER

Great photographs! Thanks.

Hans' pictures

Tue, 2007-07-03 10:09 by Jan

Thanks Hans for posting some of your recent safari pictures. They are great.

Especially enjoyed seeing the picture of the tsetse flies. Though I've heard so much about them and their ferocious bite, in 11 trips to Kenya I have never seen one!

Tsetse flies

Tue, 2007-07-03 10:34 by Hans

Thanks for appreciating the photos!

I have encountered large numbers of tsetse flies in two places in Kenya. One is Olambwe (or Lembwe) Valley near Lake Victoria, where I once visited a tsetse fly researcher, Dr. Turner, from the US. That is also where they carry sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis) and are called the guardian of the valley, because nobody dares to move in there, except some intrepid researchers.

I learned a lot about these surprisingly interesting creatures from him. Did you know, for example, that they bear live young? You can actually see those in a pregnant female, because the insects are translucent. I also learned how to age them, by the wear and tear on their wings, and that they feed almost exclusively on bushbucks, at least in Kenya. That is why you encounter them only in areas suitable for bushbucks.

The other place in Kenya that is teeming with tsetse flies is a few miles south of Mzima Springs in Tsavo West, and that was where I went through my (voluntary) ordeal, a choice between painful blood loss and heat stroke. (:-) My travel report has the full story in chapter "2007-06-13 – Tsavo".

Hans

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